My gel coat is pealing off in large areas of my Scamp
. The pictures show a few of them, but once I started peeling they got MUCH bigger. I found a post about what it was caused by, but no good post about how to fix it. I still don't understand how to repair it. As of now there is NO damage to the fiberglass below.
Plan #1: peel off as much of the gel coat comes off easily, then fill with Marine Tex putty untill level with the old gel coat (or just below) and then gel coat over until it matches the rest of my egg and looks pretty.
problem: Someone said gel coat will not stick to Marine Tex. So plan #1 seems to be foiled. Similarly people have suggested Bondo, but a bunch of marine forums said Bondo not suggested and not very water proof?
Plan #2: just peel off the easily pulled of gel coat and fill with a layer or two of gel coat...
Plan #2 does not seem like the best since the voids are a little deep (gel coat layer + some air space before pristine fiberglass, and I assume would require some sort of filler
plan #3: My friend has talked about using epoxy from West systems with some sort of filler like fiber glass or some sort of balls?, but I was quickly overwhelmed with number of options.
The final plan is to fix all the damage and then Poliglow the camper until it shines like a new born baby's bottom... or at least doesn't look like what the baby left in the diaper any more.
Also any suggests on how to get the window out without breaking anything. The rubber seal is rock hard (lots of colorado sun me thinks).